Rob Kanter holds a smallmouth bass in a boat on the Salt Fork River
Rick Larimore
August 14, 2014

Floating, Fishing on the Salt Fork River

Recreational activities like fishing and wildlife spotting on rivers like the The Salt Fork River—and rivers like it across the country— can serve as a reminder that these rivers were once treated by industry as sewers and rendered unfit for use by wildlife or people. But during the course of just a few decades, they’ve come back, thanks in large part to the federal Clean Water Act that forced polluters to take responsibility for their waste.



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